Breach of Promise.
Mr Justice Barry and special jury were occupied for two days at the Cork Assizes in trying a case of breach of promise of marriage, in which the damages were laid at £IOOO. The plaintiff was Miss Julia M’Evers, youngest daughter of the late Dr M'Evers, who practised as a physician at Cork, and the defendant, also a native of Cork, is a London solicitor, and commenced his career as a clerk with the plaintiff’s unde. A number of effusive letters from the defendant to the plaintiff were put in. He had inquired aft> r h.-r fortune, which was stated to b e LI3OO down, with the pro.-pect of more. TV ere was no evidence that there was anything on the part of the plaintiff affording defendant an excuse for breaking off the marriage. The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff, damages LJOOO.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 19, 8 November 1879
Breach of Promise. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 19, 8 November 1879
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